28 Harrison Street London WC1H 8JF
Resident music night The Acoustic Folk Highway showcases original music inspired by the Folk genre; solo artists, duos and bands in The Harrison’s intimate, theatre-style basement venue.
Tell Tale Tusk – www.telltaletusk.com
The Tell Tale Tusk folk quartet are an all-female, contemporary folk ensemble performing original arrangements of songs old and new. Combining their signature three-part vocal harmony with melodious instrumentals, they bring a fresh twist to traditional music from far and wide.
Following in the footsteps of The Moulettes, Mountain Man and The Unthanks, Tell Tale Tusk’s take on folk is full of highly crafted harmonies, virtuosic voice blending and creative license.
The Neverists – www.facebook.com/
The Neverists are an ever changing collective of musicians who perform the music written by singer/songwriter Simon Williams.
Simon has recently returned from rockfield studios in Wales upon finishing three singles that are to be released next year on the bands second record “Treadmills & Tripwires” the sound of the album is a cross between the smiths and the rolling stones.
Joe Traxler – www.joetraxler.com
Captivatingly soulful, Joe Traxler is a singer-songwriter of admirable calibre. His music is deeply poignant; emotionally resonant vocals, accompanied by his signature percussive guitar playing, allow for a sound that is unique to him.
His mellifluous melodies and personal lyrics, combine to create music that is intimate in its delivery and meticulously rendered in its craft.
For only 23 years of age, Joe has an impressive list of accomplishments under his belt. He has toured as support with some big names, such as Silbermond and Christina Stürmer, was crowned ‘the most promising newcomer of 2014’ and had numerous TV appearances in his native Austria and Germany.
Since moving to London, in September 2015, Joe has taken the open mic and gig circuit by storm, wracking up a total of more than 150 gigs in the first year. He also produced his Debut EP ‘Forty Four’, which was released on the 4th of October @ The Bedford (London).
Julian Lebender – soundcloud.com/
Danny Leigh – dannyleigh.bandcamp.com
Monthly host and organiser of The Acoustic Folk Highway.
Danny Leigh is a singer/songwriter, his music has been frequently likened to artists such as: Nick Drake and John Martyn.
“I have to mention Nick Drake, he has a beautiful voice, he can clearly write some good songs.”
Steve Hillier (BBC Introducing: The South)
“I think that’s just the most hypnotizing voice I’ve heard all evening. That’s what the text book definition of ‘Folk Voice’ should be.” Nick Coquet (BBC Introducing: The South)
Tickets cost £6 on the door.